1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Will you still be playing upright bass in your 90's?... An inspiring video.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by geoffbassist, Oct 13, 2013.


  1. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    I know there are often posts about age and playing the bass so thought this would be of interest.

    This video is a real gem. The moving story of double bassist Charlie Burrell who is aged 90 and still playing, What a cool guy!

    http://vimeo.com/26489908
     
  2. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    :bassist: Outstanding!!!
     
  3. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    I've watched it about 4 times and its so up lifting. :)
     
  4. deste

    deste

    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    All my respect to Mr. Burrell.
    I hope we all will reach his age with such an humor and joy of life.

    The great Rita Levi Montalcini (scientist, Nobel prize, see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Levi-Montalcini) said "Do not add days to your life, but add life to your days". She managed to do both things, dying at 103 and still following experiments.


    (and, well, Mr. Burrell also won the great Milt Hinton who died at 90, and still active)
     
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Beautiful.
     
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    First, you have to make it to 90 ;)
     
  7. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Wow, that guy is so cool. "Playing right on through the grave"...what an incredibly awesome attitude. Thanks for the share, it made my day.
     
  8. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    It made me think about appreciating how cool it is that I get to play music so much and to try and relish as much as I can.

    I'm going to get up tomorrow and enjoy my practice...
    Have a great weekend everyone.:bassist:
     
  9. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Being able to play that well at any age is pretty amazing.
     
  10. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Likewise.
     
  11. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    This thread begs for commentary from PW . . .
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.